CHIN AUGMENTATION – A JOURNEY TO CHIN UP

Chin, the defining part of human facial anatomy, also known as “mental protuberance”. It is the forward pointed part of the mental region just below the lower lip. The uniqueness and paramountcy of chin can be weighed with the customary use of the proverb “chin up”, which is a way of emboldening someone to walk past a situation.

The chin plays a significant function in the development of your facial structure and its beauty. With the nose, a person’s facial equilibrium can be determined, especially through its overall look and symmetry to the face in profile. It’s self-explanatory, as to why both rhinoplasty and genioplasty procedures gained grounds over a decennium. The chin defines the character of the face and, perhaps, the person; a long chin has been associated with vigour and puissance, whereas a short chin portrays impuissance.

WHAT CAUSES SHORT CHIN?

The jaw is an involute structure of bone and soft tissues. What we traditionally call the jaw is a structure termed the “mandible” or lower jaw. The mandible determines the genuine position of your chin while circumventing tissues can affect its appearance.

As per the mundane anatomy of a skeleton, the upper and lower jaws have a relatively set proportion to each other. When the chin is set back exorbitantly compared to the upper jaw, this is called retrogenia, or a receding chin. Retrogenia is normally something that is controlled by hereditary qualities.

Through the Chin Augmentation procedure, we can treat or improve the bone silhouette of the chin area. Satisfactory completion of this procedure involves the placement of a well-fitted “implants” well below the skin and directly on the bone of the chin area. This procedure augments an under-projected chin. Genioplasty is another procedure where the chin bone is surgically advanced and fixed in the desired position.

At Orange Tree, we have advanced software simulations for chin reshaping or chin augmentation. The simulation procedure can help you in making the right decision in regards to the actual Chin Augmentation procedure. By chin augmentation with implants or by genioplasty, we have successfully been able to restore the facial symmetry of our patients. Not only has it enhanced the facial appearance of individuals but withal boosted their self-confidence.

Chin Augmentation

PHIBROWS – THE PERFECT-TWIN EYEBROWS YOU HAD ONLY DREAMT OF!

WHAT IS PHIBROWS?

PhiBrows is one of its kind brow enhancer, which not only enhances your brows but also elevates the overall facial features. This is a manual procedure which uses a semi-permanent technique to draw a pair of hyper-realistic eyebrows. In this procedure, the shape of the brows to be drawn is determined by a deep analysis of the study of the patient/client’s facial features and facial structure. Along with studying of the facial structure what helps the most in making accurate markings, is the PhiBrows Divider also known as the compass. There is a golden proportion of 1.618 which helps you measure the facial structure while chalking a perfect sketch with no extra efforts.

PhiBrows procedure is looked at very highly within the semi-permanent and permanent make-up industry, which is why this treatment is only recommended to people over the age of 18 years. It is very rare that under 18 years of age is suggested to get the treatment. But, if so, they must be accompanied by their parents or guardians.

WHY PHIBROWS?

Many people across the globe are not in love with their eyebrows, and that’s the reality, believe it or not. Well, the reason could be many, but to list a few major ones: scanty brows which make the face look empty or less appealing, too thin or too thick brows may also make the face look too full. Mostly, people long for a perfect twin pair of eyebrows which gives the face an aesthetic boost and make it look appealing. PhiBrows comes into picture when you need that perfect-twin-pair of eyebrows.

TREATMENT

For a successful PhiBrow treatment, the basic and foremost necessity is your skin should not be in the regeneration process or there shouldn’t be any kind of damage, or any skin related issues such as acne, redness etc. In cases where the patient has acne, pimples, rashes, redness, sore skin, cuts or wounds, eczema or any related damage, in or around the brow area, they must undergo a topical treatment using PhiTopic Cream as suggested by the doctor/specialist. The PhiTopic cream application treatment is generally for seven days, but the assessment is usually done and treatment is recommended by the doctor/specialist. This cream is normally available to order or purchase from the clinic itself.

This is mostly a painless procedure for many, but it depends on the person’s pain endurance levels. So, for many sensitive or scared clients, the pain is relative, very similar to that of plucking your eyebrows. Also, the women who intend to get their PhiBrows treatment done must ensure they are not menstruating as the sensation while the treatment may aggravate. If still there are clients who wish to get the treatment done, yet are very scared of pain, then the option of using anaesthetics or numbing creams and gels is readily available. Using anaesthetics is absolutely at the convenience and agreement between the client and the doctor. During the procedure, the strokes are drawn in the direction of natural hair growth simply to achieve hyper-realistic eyebrow look.

Post the procedure is completed, how you take care of the treated area/region is extremely important for the results to last longer and become even better. The patient will be prohibited from undergoing any form of harsh facial treatments such as bleaching, chemical peels, acids, laser treatments etc. Even the usage of any harsh facial products such as creams, gels, washes, lotion etc must be avoided for a minimum of 1 month until the doctor determines no further restrictions needed. Pre-procedure treatments such as fillers, lasers, peels, botox etc must not be used.

HOW IS THE EYEBROW PIGMENT DETERMINED DURING THE TREATMENT?

It is during your first sitting/consultation your facial morphology is studied well by the doctor. This not only includes the proportionate sketching of the perfect eyebrows but also involves determining the pigment to be used. It is most likely the color of the client’s natural hair and eyebrows which determines the pigment of the PhiBrows treatment. Once the healing process is completed, the colour of the eyebrows becomes several shades brighter than the natural hair colour. The symmetry of this treatment, the pigment, the placement etc. are calculated and recorded aptly and accurately by using the PhiBrows application. This calculation is carried out while the client’s eyes are closed. It is so, because, when the eyes are closed the mimetic muscles that may affect the eyebrows are completely relaxed, therefore, leading to accurate measurements. Before and after, and during the treatment images are taken through and through this procedure; stored in the application under the client’s treatment history for any future references or retouch sessions.

MONOLIDS – DO YOU WONDER HOW TO GET RID OF THEM?

As a metaphor, eyelids have been contemplated as “beautiful curtains that hide your emotions and soul.” No wonder why since ages emphasis has been laid on the ornamentation of this curtain which modestly reveals and conceals the most expressive and dramatic element of the face i.e. the eyes. Application of concealers, eyeliners, eyeshadows and many more similar adornment products on the eyelids have been a consistent and undaunted practice of countless women across the globe irrespective of caste, religion, nationality & complexion.

It’s rather hard to believe that till a few years back certain section of women were not that fortunate. They would have to keep scrutinizing their appearances & fiddling around with makeup techniques that claimed to cater to those with monolids.

WHAT ARE MONOLIDS?

Monolids refers to the absence of eyelid crease. The crease which enhances the appearance of eyes, whilst making them more expressive, beautiful and bigger looking; in other words, the presence of eye crease makes the eye and the face look appealing. Approximately 50 present of East & Southeast Asian women is born with a minimal or absent supratarsal eyelid crease (double eyelid). The experts relate such features to the cold & bitter conditions of the Mammoth steppe during the Pleistocene, some 6,00,000 years ago.

Innumerable frustrating and lurid instances have been narrated by similar women when they have slowly dragged the pencil across their closed eyelids, only to discover with open eyes, the line to disappear. It was as if the eyelids swallowed the pigment, altogether.

Apart from the aesthetic demeanour; at times, certain underlying functional factors can be more crucial.  Sometimes they can have a very narrow field of vision. This situation of narrowed vision or limited vision can be distressing and annoying, especially while you’re driving or carrying out similar tasks that require complete awareness of your entire surroundings.

HOW TO CORRECT MONOLIDS?

We at Orange Tree Health are the best cosmetic surgery clinic in Delhi-NCR, Kolkata and Manipur. With Dr Sajal Halder’s rich expertise as a cosmetic surgeon, we perform Asian Blepharoplasty also commonly termed as Double Eye Fold Surgery to create a pre-tarsal crease and give a more prominent & brighter looking eye. Not only does it facilitate in wearing makeup that accentuates the eyes but also in improving the overall facial harmony that complements the Individual’s personality.

Having a monolid is very common, but if you think you cannot change it, that’s certainly the thing of the past now! Orange Tree has several clients who had one of the most popular Asian Blepharoplasty/Double Eye Fold Surgery done and are extremely happy with the results.

Monolids – Absence of eyelid crease

MELASMA – THE MASK OF PREGNANCY

 

Skin Hyper Pigmentation
The Mask of Pregnancy

Melasma is one of the common skin issues more amongst women than men. It is the discolouration of skin in patches. This condition can happen due to hormonal changes, mostly during pregnancy or can happen due to sun exposure.

LET’S LEARN MORE ABOUT MELASMA

Skin pigmentation disorders attract attention and at times culminate to disgust, rejection, exclusion, discrimination, loss of self-esteem & depression. Melasma (also known as chloasma faciei, or the mask of pregnancy when present in pregnant women) is tan or dark skin discolouration. It’s characterized by irregular light- to grey-brown macules and blotches. They typically appear on the forehead, chin, cheeks, upper lip, or nose. Hormonal changes during pregnancy can trigger melasma. This explains why it’s been branded as the mask of pregnancy.

Melasma is thought to be the stimulation of melanocytes which are cells in the dermal layer known to be useful in the transfer of a pigment called melanin, to the keratinocytes of the skin. Genetics, starting or stopping hormonal contraception including birth control pills, exposure to UV radiation, cosmetics, phototoxic drugs and antiseizure medications can be some of the underlying factors which enkindle such incitements.

HOW CAN MELASMA BE TREATED?

  • If this condition occurs during the pregnancy or due to contraceptive pills, then post-delivery or by stopping the intake of birth control pills Melasma also fades away.
  • There are several over the counter drugs/creams which, when applied topically on the affected area can make a great visible difference.
  •  There are those cases too, where no topical application makes validating difference. That is when superficial, medium and deep chemical peels are commonly practised techniques to deal with this type of skin pigmentation.
  • Laser technology also has demonstrated significant efficacy in the treatment of a variety of hyperpigmentation disorders including melasma.

With state-of-the-art laser machine and highest recommended active Chemical Peel ingredient, we at Orange tree Health cater to our patients suffering from similar skin pigmentation disorders. The results achieved are highly satisfactory.

 

ENLARGED MALE BREAST GLAND – GYNAECOMASTIA

Does enlarged breast gland turn a male to a female

“In college, I had several relationships, but I was uncomfortable when it came down to getting naked, so I avoided it & broke off the relationships once they came to that point. It first began, when I was schooling. I started wearing shirts, & slouching a little in public. I never went swimming after that. I called in sick during any school activities that would require me to be shirtless. My enlarged breast always came in my way of showing my masculinity. In the initial stages, I also feared if I was turning into a female.” These are a few of the confessions of a 22-year-old individual, struggling to overcome, the fear of being marginalized or subordinated within gender hierarchies because of enlarged breasts.

Strength (emotional & physical), muscular development, invulnerability & control are associated with the male psyche in health. Shame, perceived stigma, vulnerability, sadness, anxiety, a sense of unfairness, loneliness is all associated with male breast problems.

Breast development is considered a female feature and can lead to a sense of ‘ruined identity’ in men. Discussing a problem that is not a threat to life or related to sports is considered a weakness by some men.

This condition of male breast enlargement is due to hormonal imbalances leading to abnormal development of the mammary gland and is known as Gynaecomastia. The breast gland enlargement is completely independent of the genetic make-up of the person. This may be caused or triggered during puberty, ageing or may even occur due to certain health conditions and medications leading to hormone imbalances in the body. We at Orange Tree, treat it by sculpturing the chest wall with tumescent liposuction & surgical excision of the residual breast gland. Results achieved post a successful procedure is phenomenal. We have seen patients cry out of joy. Though this condition isn’t life-threatening but, most certainly depressing.

This condition of enlarged male breast tissue or gland is treatable by a medical professional and usually, it is self-diagnosable. In order to treat gynaecomastia, it is highly important to consult and visit the best plastic surgeon or the best cosmetic surgeon in your city.

Gynaecomastia
Enlarged Male Breast Gland

WHAT CAUSES HAIR FALL? WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT TREATMENTS TO CURE HAIR LOSS?

Hair fall is an extremely concerning and depressing condition. There are various causes of why one witness hair loss. Few of the major causes are listed below.

WHAT CAUSES HAIR FALL?

  1. Heredity/Family History – One of the leading causes of hair fall lies in family history. It is a hereditary condition most commonly known as male-pattern baldness or female-pattern baldness. This condition occurs due to ageing and happens in a continued pattern leading to receding hairline and bald patches.
  2. Radiation Therapies, Medicines & Supplements – Hair fall can happen due to radiation therapy given during certain illnesses such as cancer or; it may be categorized as a side effect due to certain types of medications and supplements used to cure a variety of health conditions.
  3. Hormonal Changes/Imbalances, Stress and Medical Conditions – Stress, depression, anxiety etc. are one of the factors leading to hair fall in both men and women. Further, to this condition contributes hormonal changes/imbalances such as in pregnancy; or certain types of medical situations such as PCOS/PCOD, alopecia areata, trichotillomania, ringworms, patchy hair loss, itchy scalp, infections etc.
  4. Hair Styles, Hair Products & Treatments – Certain kinds of hairstyles, excessive usage of styling and hair care products, and undergoing beauty hair treatments such as permanent curling, straightening, smoothing etc. involves harsh chemicals interacting with your hair strands, scalp and hair follicles; which eventually leads to breakage of hair and premature hair fall.
  5. Nutritional Deficiencies, Food Allergies, Weather Changes & Lifestyle – Extreme weather conditions such as hot & humid summers or cold & dry winters lead to irritated scalp or itchy scalp and causes hair to fall. In addition, the lifestyle you lead and the food you eat too contributes to your hair health. Less sleep or excessive intake of junk/oily food or certain types of food allergies may lead to unhealthy scalp and hair loss.

TREATMENTS TO CURE HAIR LOSS

There are several treatments out there which claim to treat hair loss, but not all seem to be effective. It is extremely important for one to take into consideration all factors before reaching out for any treatment. Consulting an experienced doctor, undergoing a proper examination of your scalp along with an overall health profiling helps in determining the main cause for your hair loss.

It is once the cause is identified, the treatment can be recommended and performed. Any treatment must be administered or prescribed by a seasoned professional. Below are few of the most popular hair restoration treatments for hair loss:

  1. Hair Transplant – Hair transplant is one of the oldest hair restoration methods and most in-demand treatment for hair loss. There are a variety of hair transplant procedures such as Facial Hair Transplant, Body Hair Transplant, Revision Sessions etc. Hair Transplant is a surgical method and encompasses two types of procedures which are:
  • FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction),
  • FUT (Follicular Unit Transplantation)
  1. Drug Therapy – This treatment consists of managing hair loss with prescription medicines. Drug therapy is effective only for early stages of hair fall or by treating the underlying causes of the fall. These causes can vary from nutritional deficiencies to stress, depression and alike issues.
  2. Mesotherapy/PRP – With minimal invasion using needles to inject a readymade mix of vitamins, amino acids, minerals etc. PRP/Mesotherapy is one of the latest and modern techniques used to treat hair fall. The procedure lasts for 15-30 minutes depending upon the client and the region to treat.
  3. Scalp Treatment – This procedure follows the FUE technique of hair transplant called NEOGRAFT. It is suitable for men and women dealing with genetic hair loss issues. This is one of the most successful FUE techniques used for hair restoration.

In our next blog, we will elaborate on each of the above-mentioned hair restoration procedures.

 

IS YOUR HAIR FALLING OUT? HAVE YOU CONSULTED AN EXPERT YET? GET ANSWERS TO YOUR HAIR LOSS WOES.

We all know that dense, shiny and long hair enhances the overall beauty of a person. Hair is one of the most important elements of the body. As much as the long and dense mane boosts confidence, loss of hair is equally depressing. Hair loss is an extremely heart-wrenching fact with millions of people suffering across the globe. This condition may cause severe effects on a person’s emotional & mental health. Hair fall causes a drastic change in the overall outer appearance and it most certainly breaks the confidence of the person. It gets worse as this condition does not have any age restrictions; which means anyone from any age group can suffer from hair loss.

There are various factors leading to hair loss, out of which few may be genetic and few may happen due to a wide range of lifestyle and medical reasons. Understanding hair loss and its causes in a patient is of primary importance. Let’s reflect upon various signs and symptoms of hair loss.

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS

Symptoms to recognize hair fall may differ from person to person, some of which are listed below:

  1. Sudden Hair Loss – There are situations such as mental, physical or emotional trauma, or weather changes, medical/health conditions, intake of certain medication or dietary changes; all of which can cause the hair to loosen. If you experience blobs of hair falling out while combing, washing or tying your hair, it can possibly be an alarm to reflect on your lifestyle and overall health. Any extreme must be registered and consulted with an expert.
  2. Slow Thinning of Hair Around the Crown Area – This is one of the most common symptoms largely seen in the male and female population. Thinning of hair can be recognized by identifying receding hairline which is largely seen in men, or broadening of the hairline in women. This symptom often leads to emotional distress and calls for attention.
  3. Circular Bald Patches – There are people who experience small circular bald spots or bald patches on their head. This may lead to an itchy or painful scalp right before the hair falls out of that region. These bald patches can even happen around the brow, moustache or beard area. Consulting a good doctor must be of priority.
  4. Scaling Patches on the Scalp – This symptom may indicate the presence of ringworm. It is a concerning condition as it leads to scaling patches being spread across the scalp in a short span. Mostly this sign of hair fall is accompanied by swelling and redness of the scalp region, broken and brittle hair or oozing scalp surface. If so, consult an expert at the earliest, is suggested.
  5. Overall Body Hair Loss – This symptom is mostly a sign of severe health condition or medical treatments such as heavy dosages of antibiotics, chemotherapy, or exposure to other radiation therapies. Often the lost hair grows back to normal.

Each of the above-mentioned signs and symptoms must be taken into serious consideration. If found suffering from any of the these, consulting an expert doctor is mandatory. Facing hair loss can be very strenuous and taxing to the patient, and this can be a signal of an underlying medical condition which needs immediate attention.

In our next blog, we will discuss the causes and different cures & treatments for hair fall.

How to Prepare Yourself for Breast Reduction Surgery – For Men

Are you preparing for a breast reduction surgery? Here are some instructions that you need to follow:

  • Stop smoking and drinking(alcohol) least one month before and two weeks after the surgery. Smoking and drinking can impair wound healing, and increase the risk of infection after the surgery.
  • If you are addicted to smoking and alcohol, the surgeon will perform certain tests like urine test or blood test before performing the surgery. Hence be prepared for these kinds of routine tests.
  • Schedule your miscellaneous routine and dental procedures prior to your surgery. You will not be able to have these appointments for at least six months after the breast reduction surgery.
  • Around 14-20 days prior to the surgery and 48 hours after the surgery – avoid taking ibuprofen, aspirin, vitamin E, fish oil or any other medication. Other products to avoid are protein supplements, fat supplements, garlic supplements, etc. These products may affect the blood in your body.
  • Do not shave your chest for 3 to 4 days before the surgery.
  • Please remove all body pierced ornaments.
  • Start planning your recovery area and stock up on books, movies and other small tasks that you can do at home, post surgery.
  • Stock your kitchen with lots of fruits, vegetables, and protein-based foods – it will help you have a healthy diet, post surgery.
  • Keep drinking lots of water –at least a week prior to the surgery.
  • Before going for the breast reduction surgery take a shower with a proper antibacterial soap. Make sure you cleanse your chest and underarms thoroughly. However do not apply deodorant, powder or lotion.
  • Once your surgery appointment is fixed, ensure you book someone to drive you back home after the surgery.
  • In addition, make sure you follow all the instructions provided by the surgeon. Following your physician’s instructions is the key to the success of your breast reduction surgery.

Breast reduction surgery is a crucial surgery; hence ensure you know all the benefits, potential complications, and what’s involved in the recovery. Be completely honest with your surgeon about your medical history and why you’re seeking a breast reduction. It will avoid any complications in the future.

Post-Liposuction Care

Although liposuction surgery does not involve too many incisions, it is essential to understand how to care for your body after the surgery is done. It is vital to care for those areas where incisions are made, or else scarring and infection and will hamper your final results.

So here’s your guide to post-liposuction surgery care.

First 24 – 72 Hours of Surgery

  • For the first 24 to 72 hours after the liposuction surgery – it is normal for bloody fluid to drain on clothes and sheets. This fluid is inserted into the operated area to make the fat removal safer for you.
  • Wear loose garments throughout the day. Loose garments will reduce swelling and speed up the recovery process. Your cosmetic surgeon will let you know when you can stop wearing the garment.
  • Do not sit in one position continuously for a long time. Instead, keep moving every two hours to prevent the formation of blood clots. This movement will also reduce swelling.
  • Take antibiotics and pain medication as prescribed by the cosmetic surgeon.
  • Depending on your surgeon’s preference, you can remove the outer dressings from the liposuction area. Your incisions may be left open or they may be closed with a stitch. But once the dressing is removed, you need to keep the incisions clean and inspect it daily for any signs of infection.
  • Vigorous activities such as sports and exercise should be avoided for the next 2-3 weeks, depending on the extent of the liposuction surgery.
  • Do not smoke or drink alcohol, as it tends to delay the healing process. Moreover, it can also increase the risk of complications.
  • Do not take a bath or wash yourself until you are examined and told to do by the surgeon.

What You Can Expect?
Post liposuction surgery it’s normal to expect temporary numbness, bruising, swelling, soreness, burning sensation, bleeding, pain and discomfort. This will gradually subside over 10 to 21 days. Vaser liposuction can give an additional skin tightening benefit. However, if you experience excessive fluid drainage or pus, foul odour, increased redness and swelling – immediately contact the doctor.

How Do You Maintain?
While liposuction surgery will remove a certain number of fat cells from the treatment area, the remaining cells can continue to store fat and grow in size. Hence, it’s important that you follow a healthy diet and participate in a regular exercise routine in order to maintain a healthy body weight post your recovery phase. Maintaining weight is the most important factor for best Liposuction results after the liposuction surgery.

What are the Causes of Gynecomastia?

Some boys and men develop enlarged breast tissue. It’s called gynecomastia.  These abnormally large breasts are caused by natural changes in estrogen (a “female hormone” that men also have) and testosterone. This excess fat in the breast can be very hard to shift, even if a weight loss plan has worked for the rest of the body, resulting in ‘man boobs’ that can cause embarrassment in the person.

In most individuals the exact cause isn’t known, however, we have tried to list down a few things that can cause this deformity:

  • Obesity, which can result in more estrogen
  • Thyroid problems, since hormones from that gland control growth and sexual development
  • Medications for various illnesses, including epilepsy, heart disease, cancer, depression, or ulcers
  • Illegal drugs, including anabolic steroids, marijuana, and heroin
  • Injury or diseases that affect the testicles, which make testosterone
  • Some cancers, including tumors of the lungs, pituitary gland or adrenal glands
  • Kidney failure or liver disease etc.

Gynecomastia occurs naturally at different times in a male’s life. Although this abnormality is normal and un-harmful, it can be treated easily. Gynecomastia surgery, also known as male breast reduction surgery, is the medical correction of overdeveloped or enlarged breasts in men. The procedure involves the removal of fat and/or glandular tissue from the breasts, and if necessary, excess skin. The result is a flatter, firmer chest consistent with masculine body contour. As with this cosmetic surgery procedure, healing and final results vary from individual to individual. The patients can return back to work after a week or two depending on the doctor’s advice.

There are many cosmetic surgery hospitals in Delhi and India that perform male breast reduction surgery. Orange Tree is one of the few health center that performs gynecomastia surgery with excellent result at an affordable cost. A smooth chest contour, invisible small scar and quick recovery are the unique post gynecomastia surgery benefits at Orange Tree clinic. For more information you can contact the center. Visit the website for details: https://www.orangetreehealth.com/